The certification procedure was established in 1994 and was in the beginning restricted to the control of the chemical purity of pharmaceutical substances. In 1999, the procedure was extended to include products with risk of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE.
Search Tip: When searching the database using "Withdrawn by EDQM" will identify suppliers whose certificates were definitively withdrawn for serious GMP deficiencies. Just as important is to search using the term "Suspended" which will provide a larger list of suppliers whose CEP is currently suspended for serious GMP deficiencies. Suspended CEPs may however be re-instated if the holder / manufacturer takes appropriate corrective actions on all deficiencies and is thereafter successfully re-inspected by EDQM within two years. The database contains no special identifier for CEPs that have been reinstated after suspension so these CEPs are now listed with as Status: "Valid".
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